Dr. Kamlitz succeeds Marie Morris, M.D., who will retire in September after 22 years of service. She and Dr. Morris will begin working together immediately to ensure a smooth transition in September.
"I’m excited to take on the challenge of partnering with our administrator Amy Long in leadership of the Fairmont and St. James campuses," says Dr. Kamlitz. "Dr. Morris will be greatly missed. I look forward to doing my best to carry on her great work."
After joining Mayo Clinic Health System in 2018, Dr. Kamlitz quickly established a high-quality, results-driven surgical practice in Fairmont. She later began clinical outreach to St. James.
"Dr. Kamlitz has demonstrated excellent patient care and has developed strong connections with both our staff and our communities, which will allow for a seamless transition into this role," says Dr. Morris. "On a personal note, I will miss my patients and colleagues greatly, but I know I’m leaving them in good hands."
Along with leading comprehensive practice, operations and community engagement strategies in partnership with Long, Dr. Kamlitz also will be responsible for ensuring firm alignment with Mayo Clinic’s 2030 strategy, which focuses on innovative ways to "cure, connect and transform."
"Dr. Kamlitz has already proven to be an incredible asset to our campus and communities through her dedication to our patients and her incredible surgical skills," says Long. "I look forward to serving alongside her as we take the Fairmont and St. James campuses into the next phase of community health care."
Dr. Kamlitz received her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of North Dakota. In addition, she completed a general surgery residency at the University of Kansas. Dr. Kamlitz is an instructor in Surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Heart Association.
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